Yohanna Returns to Iceland

Hundreds of supporters gathered in Reykjavik’s town center on Monday to welcome home Yohanna, the runner-up at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. She performed her single Is It True? (above) before rushing to a television studio to record a program about her success at this year’s contest. Páll Magnusson, the head of Icelandic broadcaster RUV, greeted Yohanna at Keflavik International airport earlier that morning. “I want to thank Yohanna for her ‘consideration’ towards RUV,” he told ESC Today, joking that Iceland’s recession would have prevented them from hosting the event next year. “She has brought us as much success as we could’ve bared to take.” Of course, given how well Yohanna’s romantic ballad is doing in the charts, she may well earn enough bling to fund her own song contest. Her romantic ballad is already# 1 in Iceland, and has cracked the top ten on the iTunes charts in nine European countries.

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